Concrete Products

JUL 2015

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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www.concreteproducts.com July 2015 • 91 Concrete Texturing Tool & Supply of Throop, Pa., began receiving customer complaints when ownership of its origi- nal manufacturer of decorative concrete materials changed hands. "We were in a situation beyond our control, with colors fluctuating dramatically," says Bart Sacco, president of CTTS, which has been specializing in decorative concrete products for more than 16 years. "Formula changes in prod- ucts like hardeners affected their workability and cover- age rates, and our installers experienced color shifts in the hardeners." In response, Sacco founded Kingdom Products to make its own materials. "We constructed a state-of-the-art blending facility that allows us to create color hardeners and other decorative concrete products free of color drifts from batch to batch," he affrms. Three years since installing its frst 50-cu.-ft. Munson Rotary Batch Mixer, Kingdom Products is manufacturing a variety of products for the decorative concrete and general masonry market, including high-performance countertop mixes, color hardeners, release agents, overlays, micro top- pings and lightweight vertical stamp mixes. The company recently added a second stainless steel 40-cu.-ft. Munson model to support the operation and offer toll manufactur- ing services. Key to Kingdom's operation is its blending capability, and Sacco took new blending equipment selection very INNOVATIONS REPORT MUNSON MACHINERY Munson-equipped Kingdom Products 'intensifies' decorative mix production The heart of Kingdom Products' blending ca- pability is its two Mun- son Rotary Batch Mixers placed head to head—the original 50 cu. ft. machine (top left) and the recently installed 40 cu. ft. model. (left) Lift truck operators maneuver raw materials to charge the mixers.

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